Power of Possible: Pulmonary Hypertension
Welcome to this week’s Power of Possible, brought to you by UConn Health. As the months went on, I was just more and more fatigued and short of breath, and I thought it was because I was out of shape from giving birth. But the truth was I had pulmonary hypertension, and I was getting sicker every day. Essentially it’s high blood pressure in your
lungs. If it’s left undiagnosed and untreated, it will lead to heart failure, and ultimately, death. UConn Health is my lifeline because Dr. Foley and his team work so closely with me to make sure I’m on the best treatments that are available, that work the best for my body, but also that work with my life. So I like to think that our program here at
UConn Health offers patients “one-stop shopping.” They’re able to see multiple different doctors and multiple specialists here at UConn Health; have multiple services including radiology, cardiology, and rheumatology, to be able to take care of patients who have pulmonary hypertension. I am most grateful to UConn for giving me
my life back. When I was diagnosed, all I knew was I want to see my son reach kindergarten. That’s all I wanted to do. That was 10 years ago. And in that time, not only have I gotten to see him grow up, but we were able to adopt a little girl. And I’m so grateful to them for working with me to give me my life back so I can see my kids grow up. Join us next time for Power of Possible, brought to you by UConn Health.